Thursday, August 19, 2010

Roy Smeck Specialty Tapping

Here's a shortie of Roy Smeck imitating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's famous stair routine on the uke. Notice how his fingers never leave his hand, and also how they never hit the strings!

(via Fretboard Journal)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Brett Domino: Justin Timberlake Medley

Here's Brett Domino and Steven Peavis performing a super-geeky Justin Timberlake medley. It's kind of Kraftwerk meets Sid Laverents. (Brett and Steven also have an equally mod version of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. But the uke only plays a supporting role--literally.)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wicked Ukulele Stand

Kala just announced that they have these wickedly cool ukulele stands available. They're made of African mahogany and are laced with leather cording to provide cushioning for your uke. Simply beautiful! Link

Martin Mull's Slide Ukulele Blues

So the other day Dr. Nelson mentions that he has a vivid memory of Martin Mull playing the blues on a slide ukulele with a baby bottle back in the '70s. Here, then, is the happy by-product of Dr. Nelson's not having destroyed too many brain cells at Santa Cruz and the series of tubes that is the internets. Woot!

Aloha, Travis

Ukulele legend Travis Harrelson has died at 80. Mahalo for your music, Travis. Link

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ukuleles at the Crossroads

The Crossroads Ukulele Festival will be held October 30th, 2010 at Parkers Crossroads, TN. The festival website just went live. Link

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Tiki Oasis 10

Ukulelia pal and Tikimeister Otto von Stroheim reminded us that Tiki Oasis, the largest Tiki gathering in the world takes place this month:
Tiki Oasis 10
Aug 19 - 22, 2010
San Diego

Otto sez that although the Friday and Saturday event is sold out, Sunday August 22nd is free and open to the public. Best of all is the uke jam in the Tiki atrium near the waterfalls at 1pm Sunday! Plus 70 vendors of tiki-licious merch, including His Fezztastic Majesty, Tiki King. More info on the Tiki Oasis site.

(Photo of Tana the Tatattoed Lady from Tiki Oasis 9)
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